ScreenSkills Series Producer Programme, delivered by Glasgow-based training provider TRC, has announced this year’s cohort of 22.

This year, the Series Producer Programme will work exclusively with participants based in the Nations & Regions, giving them the knowledge, skills, and network to make the move from producer to series producer  and help develop the next generation of show-runners.

The Series Producer Programme participants
• Ally Kay, Scotland
• Ally Thompson, Northern Ireland
• Catrin Honeybill, Wales
• Channing Caizergues-Morsali, Yorkshire and the Humber
• Claire Lewis, South West of England
• Emma Sayce, East of England
• Holly Cocker, Yorkshire and the Humber
• Holly Ranford, West Midlands
• Jemma Parish, West Midlands
• Katie Marie Bailey, North West England
• Kirsten McKenzie, Scotland
• Laura Gilbert, Scotland
• Lindsay Goodall, Scotland
• Lorna Hartnett, North West England
• Maura Martin, Northern Ireland
• Melanie Howe, North West England
• Sally Ogden, Yorkshire and the Humber
• Sarah Helen Conner, South West England
• Stephanie Chlond, North West England
• Sunny Kang, North West England
• Tom McTaggart, West Midlands
• Valerie Mellon, Scotland

Two of the places available on the training programme have been supported by ITV Studios.

The programme aims to develop the skills and confidence of the participating producers/directors, enabling them to successfully transition into sought after series producers or showrunners. Since it launched, 112 people have completed the programme, 16 of whom have gone on to become commissioners.

Between them, the cohort has a wide range of experience across unscripted genres from specialist factual to entertainment, working on projects such as Good Morning Britain, Gold Rush and 24 Hour in A&E.
Participants on the programme will benefit from exclusive access to leading broadcasters and commissioners, guest speakers and industry experts.

Running from February through to October 2023, the training will be delivered through a mix of in-person and online sessions all under the guidance of an assigned industry mentor.

The Series Producer Programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E Networks UK, Discovery UK, Channel 5, Netflix, ITV, Amazon and UKTV, matched by production companies.

Claire Scally, Managing Director of TRC commented: “We are delighted to support this talented cohort in their ambition to become Series Producers. Our training will offer access to leading industry insight, provide practical skills and knowledge and offer an extensive network to help our delegates step up and compete in this incredibly competitive environment. ”

Sarah Joyce, the Head of Unscripted TV at Screen Skills added: “I am delighted that our Series Producer Programme, funded for the first time by the Unscripted TV Fund, is returning for its sixth iteration. With all 22 participants based outside London and the South East, the new programme underlines the Fund’s commitment to providing training for crew across the Nations and Regions. We look forward to working with TRC to help these talented individuals progress their careers in unscripted television.”

To learn more about Series Producer Programme and how to apply,  visit the website.


Pippa Considine

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